By Guest Blogger: David Green, Green Pepper Consulting So it looks like a hard Brexit is still the government’s goal, or failing that, no deal at all. Come what may, it seems their desire to stop British and European citizens moving freely across EU borders trumps everything else. Never mind that the 23 June referendum … Continue reading More noise needed from VCSE organisations over Brexit
Words: David Green Well-being requires more than just fresh fruit. It should be embedded into your organisational culture... So morale is low, sick leave has increased, and there is a lack of trust between staff and the management team. As a relatively new CEO you have taken steps to secure future funding, but you can … Continue reading Bringing well-being to the workplace
So you want to make a difference, but need trust or grant funding to get your project off the ground. A good place to start is with one or more of the many funding organisations, of which the Big Lottery is perhaps the most well-known. There are a wide range of trust and similar … Continue reading What you should know before applying for trust or grant funding
Have you ever regretted sending that last Tweet? Someone I know was offered a really high profile job. Days later however, the content of a rather unfortunate late night Tweet resulted in the offer being withdrawn. Careless? Certainly, but costly consequences like this, whether accidental or from deliberate misuse of social media, are nothing new. … Continue reading A thoughtless Tweet could cost you your job
By David Green Being good at your job is rewarding; and it is certainly something that employers welcome. So much so in fact that it isn’t unusual for the good worker to become a new manager. After all, the good worker knows the ropes, is clearly capable; and always get results. So surely management material? … Continue reading Moving into management can be a lonely process
It's not just me, is it? There are plenty of us who deplore the constant coverage the BBC gives to Nigel Farage. And yet it goes on... Only the other day a BBC representative was trying to justify just why Farage is given so many opportunities to spout his bile on their airwaves. Sure, I … Continue reading Time the BBC waved goodbye to Farage
By David Green Some years ago I arrived for my first day at a new job, only to find out that I was being given the extra responsibility of line management. Now this wasn’t in the job description, and was never mentioned during the selection process. What’s more, it was something I’d never done before, … Continue reading A well-planned induction will help new staff to settle
How do you tackle low morale, increased levels of sickness leave; and a complete lack of meaningful employee engagement?
In order to improve and diversify services to customers, Citrus Consultancy is in discussion with a number of other consultants regarding the establishment of a training consortium. Essentially, a group of experts from a range of fields, all of whom support third sector organisations, will come together as individual associates in order to share their … Continue reading New training consortium?